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Anti-ion bracelet tomfoolery
Posted: 11 June 2013 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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No, there are just a lot more people willing to suck the money from the foolish people who insist on buying these bracelets.  Who in the world really knows what those “negative ion testers” are really testing.  You could make a device that would appear to work but in reality did absolutely nothing useful.  I wouldn’t count those devices as proof that the bracelet is working.  And the people that buy those things are unwilling to believe the truth about them.

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Posted: 12 June 2013 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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How is that there are quotes in posts made in the future? and where is Shane? This is more confusing than whether ion bracelets work.

Bruce, I think the first question you should put to your other half is: what is the bracelet protecting you from?

Presumably ions in the atmosphere? How does it distinguish them from all the other ions in the body and furniture etc?

Where is the science that backs up that these other ions are bad?

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Posted: 12 June 2013 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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With regards to the ‘ion testers’, I’m curious to know how random buyers can use them and get a result. As an electrical engineer, i want to know what it is measuring. Is it atmospheric moisture? Is it static charge? It has to be something, but its hard to find out what that really is.

As for the wife, she says she always feels better just before it rains, because of all the ion charge due to pending lightning. So, this bracelet gives her that feeling all the time. I dont doubt that it is making her ‘feel’ better, in the placebo effect way. And, of course, the more you spend on the placebo, the better it works. If I bought a $1 store plastic bracelet and told her it did the same thing, it wouldnt have the same effect because she doesnt believe that it works.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’ll throw out the same issue I have with all such nostrums: What proof is there that it is safe? Has it been reviewed and approved as safe? What evidence is there that this thing will NOT cause cancer, or make your wrists fall off, or lead to permanent blindness?

And before anyone says ‘oh, but it’s safe!’, I’ll just throw out that the only way it’s going to be producing ions without any power source is if it’s radioactive.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Can I use it to ion my shirts?

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Posted: 05 October 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I was in a Sports Authority looking for some running gear and saw these things they were going for between $20.00 and $40.00. I took a look at them and couldn’t believe they were in a store that is all about sports equipment.

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